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Samsung’s SC-03F Tizen Phone Passes Through FCC

by Jacob Kleinman | December 24, 2013December 24, 2013 6:00 pm PST

Will the first Tizen smartphone launch on NTT DoCoMo? The Japanese carrier has reportedly been pressuring Samsung to get its new mobile OS up and running by Jan. 2014, and today a Tizen smartphone with the model number SC-03F was spotted in an FCC filing after previously making an appearance on Samsung’s website. We’re not quite sure why an NTT DoCoMo device would need FCC approval, but we can see the carrier’s logo on the back; perhaps Samsung has U.S. launch plans, too?

The latest Tizen leak doesn’t reveal much about the upcoming device. The new smartphone will apparently measure 136.1 x by 69.1 millimeters, making it just slightly shorter and slimmer than the Galaxy S4.  The rest of the specs are still a mystery, however.

With four new tablets in the works, Samsung is expected to make some big announcements starting next month at CES 2014. We’ve heard rumors the first Tizen smartphone will also make an appearance at the Las Vegas expo, though recent reports suggest Samsung has pushed the launch back yet again. The South Korean company reportedly sent out invitations for an event during Mobile World Congress in February, so perhaps that is where the first Tizen devices will be unveiled.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...